By Evan Hoovler, Blastr.com
It’s okay for a film to modify a book a little for the sake of the medium. Heck, if they made A Tale of Two Cities into a movie today we’d expect at least 10 explosions and a hostage standoff. But in the case of some sci-fi films, the book’s ending was completely thrown out in favor of a new plot twist.
We took a look back at the most radical book-to-film ending changes, and determined if they were better or worse than the original conclusion.
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20th Century Fox and Academy Award winning visual effects team WETA Digital have released five seconds of the CGI apes for their new movie Rise of the Planet of Apes.
The movie, starring James Franco and Freida Pinto, is set to be released on August 5.
The Rise of the Planet of Apes Facebook page will be hosting live a behind-the-scenes look at the movie on Apr. 13.
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While waiting to hear whether or not The Hobbit will end up in 3-D, there are five more classics we’ll DEFINITELY be seeing in 3-D, and they include Planet of the Apes and The Call of Cthulhu. (OK, so they’ll be book covers, not films. But that doesn’t make the idea any less awesome.)
Vintage Classics will be reissuing five books with 3-D covers in April 2011, basing the art on 1950s’ sci-fi movies, and packaging 3-D glasses with each novel.
The five books will be:
- Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
- The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
I’m thinking it’s a little too much. Thoughts?
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Very torn about them creating the Planter of the Apes prequel, but have been a big fan of James Franco for a few years (Spider-man, Milk, Pineapple Express, etc.), it should be interesting to see how this evolves.
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